I know, I know. What the hell is jjmuaythaiguy talking about? Well friends, here is the short of it. Recently I was reading a thread that said a bjj tournament that had a judo blackbelt entered as a white belt for the bjj tournament. I have had my share of these "situations" where someone who was a advance belt in another gi oriented art enter as a white belt just because it was a "bjj" event and not their art. I say, lets change the gi events of bjj into a Gi Submission Grappling tournament put on by bjj organizers, whoever or whatever art or style. The basic rule of thumb that applies to no gi submission type events would apply to gi submission tournaments. You are a brown belt in judo, you enter as a brown belt in the gi submission tournament. You are a black belt in sambo you enter as a black belt in gi submission tournament. Why does it matter that they do not actually practice bjj. No gi submission events don't care what art you practice, we all enter don't we? I feel that all grappling arts have submissions in them so the why not stop isolating our arts because of the focus of the art and just make them all gi submission tournaments? Is it fair for a black belt of another art, "enter name here", to enter as a white just because it says BJJ Tournament and they don't REALLY practice bjj but something else, such as japanese jiu jitsu, judo, or sambo. I got a tournament coming up this Saturday and was already told that there will be a brown belt in judo that entered as a blue belt in bjj and of course probably that professional mma guy and winner of advance no gi guy will enter as blue belt against me. At least its better than the guy entering the event as a white belt like last tournament. Does anyone want to know who the best gi submission grappler is? Like ADCC sees who the best no gi guy is? What do you all think?